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Blocking Robocalls: 4 Things to Know as New Rules Take Effect

PROVIDED BY Consumer Reports
June 20, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules that allow phone companies to block robocalls by default. But that won't bring immediate relief to your robocall headaches.

The FCC rules give companies more freedom to block calls but doesn’t force them to do so. And there are many phone companies that aren’t yet prepared to deploy an important tool to tackle robocalls effectively—a call-authentication technology called STIR/SHAKEN.

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